• Faith Triumphs in Trouble (Part 3)

    Romans 5:1-5, Part 3

    Dr. Sproul provides an overview of the past lesson and then discusses the three benefits of justification – perseverance, character and hope with an explanation of what each benefit provides. Listen

  • The Only Way

    John 14:4-11

    Dr. Sproul starts discussing this section by reviewing Peter’s great confession in Matthew 16:13-17 to remind us that Christ built a confessing church and explains a time in school when he had to confess his faith in Jesus. Dr. Sproul then discusses Jesus’ claim to be the way, the truth … Listen

  • Dead to Sin, Alive to God (Part 2)

    Romans 6:4-11

    Dr. Sproul recovers verse 4 discussing being buried with Christ in baptism and then moves into a discussion of the “man” with the believer to recon himself as being dead to sin with our bodies being instruments of righteousness. A definition of regeneration is provided while explaining the believer being … Listen

  • The Promise Granted Through Faith

    Romans 4:13-23

    Paul continues with his example of Abraham’s use of faith in the promise of God. Dr Sproul discusses the promise made to Abraham that he will be the father of many nations. Abraham’s expression of faith was imputed to him for righteousness. Dr Sproul then discusses the principle of imputation. Listen

  • The Hour Has Come

    John 12:20-34

    Jesus starts to talk about His passion, as an example of a grain of wheat that must fall into the ground and die alone and then producing much grain. Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind this concept and then moves to an explanation of verses 25 and 26 and the … Listen

  • Witnesses to Christ

    John 5:31-47

    Dr. Sproul starts this section with a discussion about what constitutes a credible witness. Jesus points first to John the Baptist as His first witness. He cites His miracles as His second witness and His Father as the third. Jesus next uses the scriptures as His fourth witness. Listen

  • The Foot Washing

    John 13:1-17

    Before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus and the disciples gather for a supper and when it ends Jesus proceeds to wash the disciples feet and Peter protests Christ doing this and then when the reason is explained he wants to be washed all over. Dr. Sproul explains all these … Listen

  • The Crucifixion

    John 19:17-37

    Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind “bearing His cross” and because of His scourgings was unable to carry the cross all the way to the crucifixion site. In this case Simon of Cyrene was commanded to pick up the crossbeam and carry it the rest of the way. He continues … Listen

  • Expediency & Extravagance

    John 11:45-12:8

    With the Pharisees realizing that if not stopped Jesus popularity could cause the Romans to crush them and so they now plot to have Jesus die. Dr Sproul looks into the current persecution of the followers of Jesus and follows that up with a discussion on Pontius Pilate and Caiaphas. … Listen

  • The Good Shepherd Discourse

    John 10:1-21

    When Jesus spoke about thieves and robbers breaking into the sheepfold, people start to associate this with false messiahs or the Devil. Dr. Sproul indicates who these people are in context of what the shepherd is to do. In this section we have another “I am” saying in which He … Listen

  • Doubting Thomas

    John 20:19-31

    When Jesus appears to the disciples in the shut room He says “Peace to You” as a greeting, which Dr Sproul explains along with the proper response. He continues with an explanation of Jesus’ breathing on the disciples and saying “Receive the Holy Spirit.” When Thomas arrives he wants physical … Listen

  • Sin’s Advantage in the Law

    Romans 7:7-14

    Paul advises that the law tells me what is sin and that his sin is stirred to even greater sinfulness because we are inclined to sin. Dr Sproul explains that “we are not sinners because we sin, but we sin because we are sinners.” Additionally the concept of the law … Listen

  • Israel’s Rejection & God’s Purpose

    Romans 9:6-13

    Salvation is not passed on genetically, therefore just because you are a Jew it does not mean you are chosen Israel. This sets up the direct relationship of the visible and invisible church. Dr. Sproul investigates the doctrine of unconditional election and how some use this section of scripture to … Listen

  • The Son of the Father

    John 5:16-30

    Jesus is confronted by the Jews wanting to kill Him. Dr. Sproul explains the use of John’s selection of the Greek word used for when Jesus “answered” his persecutors and then proceeds to expound on Jesus defense using their own law against them. Dr. Sproul considers the involvement of the … Listen

  • Redemption Applied

    John 16:1-15

    Before Dr Sproul continues with the descriptions of the persecution, he discusses the Trinity that is affirmed by orthodox churches and what is affirmed by other churches instead of the Trinity. Once again Dr. Sproul discusses the need for Jesus to go away in order that the other Helper come … Listen